New disabled young people’s charity launches £160,000 ‘Stargaze’ appeal

first_imgNew disabled young people’s charity launches £160,000 ‘Stargaze’ appeal  27 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Howard Lake | 21 January 2008 | News AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Tagged with: Celebrity Giving/Philanthropy A new charity dedicated to helping all young people with disabilities to enjoy life to the full is launching a £160,000 ‘StarGaze’ appeal. SpecialEffect will use the funds to loan out specially-adapted computer games or gaze-controlled computers. It is being launched this week by rugby player Matt Hampson, who was paralysed while training with the England under 21 team, with the support of The Leicester Tigers Rugby Club.Hampson, who is the charity’s patron, could not speak and could only only move his eyes after the injury. Having used the technology himself, he said: “Even if you can’t have all the technology available immediately, it’s when you’re there in hospital that you need to know that this technology is out there and this project will help people in exactly this way.”www.specialeffect.org.uk About Howard Lake Howard Lake is a digital fundraising entrepreneur. Publisher of UK Fundraising, the world’s first web resource for professional fundraisers, since 1994. Trainer and consultant in digital fundraising. Founder of Fundraising Camp and co-founder of GoodJobs.org.uk. Researching massive growth in giving.last_img read more

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USNS Montford Point Bound for San Diego

first_imgBack to overview,Home naval-today USNS Montford Point Bound for San Diego USNS Montford Point Bound for San Diego Industry news View post tag: San View post tag: Bound The U.S. Navy’s first Mobile Landing Platform, USNS Montford Point (MLP 1), set sail for San Diego April 20, following installation of the ship’s Core Capability Set (CCS) at Vigor Marine, LLC in Portland, Oregon. View post tag: USNS View post tag: Navy View post tag: Diegocenter_img Share this article Montford Point’s unique Core Capability Set allows for the easy transfer of vehicles, personnel and equipment from other vessels such as the Large, Medium-speed, Roll-on/Roll-off Ships onto Landing Craft, Air Cushioned vehicles for transportation to shore. “Sail away and installation of the CCS bring this significant asset one step closer to in-service mission support,” explained Capt. Henry Stevens, strategic and theater sealift program manager for Program Executive Office Ships. “Its flexible cargo and vehicle transport and stowage capabilities will make the MLP an invaluable multi-mission support asset for our forward deployed forces across the world.”As the ship sails to San Diego, it will undergo at-sea testing before arriving at the General Dynamics-NASSCO shipyard where preparations will begin for Initial Operational Test and Evaluation. As one of the Defense Department’s largest acquisition organizations, PEO Ships is responsible for executing the development and procurement of all destroyers, amphibious ships, special mission and support ships and special warfare craft. Delivering high-quality warfighting assets – while balancing affordability and capability – is key to supporting the nation’s maritime strategy.[mappress]Press Release, April 25, 2014; Image: US Navy View post tag: News by topic View post tag: Naval View post tag: Point View post tag: Montford April 25, 2014last_img read more

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VS14: USS Mustin Launches Two SM-2 Missiles

first_img VS14: USS Mustin Launches Two SM-2 Missiles View post tag: americas View post tag: Navy Air and sea units from the U.S. Navy, Marine Corps and Air Force participated in the sinking of ex-USS Fresno (LST 1182).Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Mustin (DDG 89) is currently underway near Guam as part of Valiant Shield 2014.Valiant Shield is a U.S.-only exercise integrating U.S. Navy, Air Force, Army and Marine Corps assets, offering real-world joint operational experience to develop capabilities that provide a full range of options to defend U.S. interests and those of its allies and partners.[mappress]Naval Today Staff, September 17, 2014; Image: US Navy During the military exercise Valiant Shield 2014, the Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Mustin (DDG 89) fired two SM-2 missiles as part of a sinking exercise. View post tag: Naval View post tag: News by topic View post tag: USS Mustin View post tag: two Share this articlecenter_img Back to overview,Home naval-today VS14: USS Mustin Launches Two SM-2 Missiles September 17, 2014 View post tag: SM-2 View post tag: Missiles View post tag: Valiant Shiels Authorities View post tag: VS14 View post tag: launcheslast_img read more

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